Mixed Reality Laboratory

Augmented Bird Table (2015)

The Augmented Bird Table (ABT) was developed in partnership with Disaster Response charity Rescue Global on the EPSRC ORCHID project. ABT is a projection-vision system that augments map-based planning with digital capabilities, while preserving established, physical pen-and-paper-based work practices.

The two key objectives for the Augmented Bird Table are:

  1. to support the collaborative creation, display, and dissemination of the commonly recognised information picture (CRIP) to enable better decision making, including recording of the actions that make up this collaborative process (i.e., the provenance),
  2. to explore intelligent (machine) reasoning on that information to further guide human decision making, using artificial intelligence techniques and machine learning, for example to predict the outcomes of courses of actions, and to provide recommendations for task allocation and path planning.

Augmented Bird Table

In collaboration with Rescue Global and the University of Southampton.



Joel E. Fischer, Stuart Reeves, Tom Rodden, Steve Reece, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, and David Jones. 2015. Building a Birds Eye View: Collaborative Work in Disaster Response. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4103-4112. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702313

David Jones, Joel E. Fischer, Tom Rodden, Steven Reece, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, and Sophie Allen. 2015. Augmenting the Bird Table: Developing Technological Support for Disaster Response. In Procedia Engineering 107: 54-58.



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Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk